A sign that God is about to do something very special.

by Charles Gardner.

JERUSALEM, October 18, 2023 – The Book of Revelation, focusing on the last days before Messiah’s return, depicts a dragon about to slay a pregnant woman.

“The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born.” (Rev 12:4)

This speaks of Jesus, and of times of great distress for Israel, but also signifies that something spectacular is about to happen in terms of restoration, renewal and redemption.

For when Satan attacks with the utmost fury, you know that God is about to rescue his people in a glorious way.

When Pharaoh issued a decree to kill all the Hebrew babies because he feared the Israelites were getting too numerous, it was a sign that Adonai was about to work a mighty miracle through Moses. The infant was duly rescued from among the bulrushes of the Nile, and eventually led his people out of slavery towards the Promised Land.

When Messiah was born, King Herod, because he felt threatened, ordered the slaughter of the infants at Bethlehem. But Yeshua’s parents had obeyed the angelic instruction to escape back to Egypt until the wicked tyrant was no more.

As Simeon put it in his prayer of thanks to the Lord when Jesus was presented at the Temple, the infant Christ was “a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel” (Luke 2:32). But due to national rejection, the Jewish people were exiled to the nations.

Now fast-forward some 1,900 years to the time when the ancient prophecies of Jewish restoration began to be fulfilled as God’s chosen ones started returning to Zion. The dragon vented his fury as never before by filling the Nazis with wicked genocidal madness. The Holocaust was designed to sink all hopes of such restoration but, out of the ashes, Israel was re-born as a nation.

Now another tyrant, in the form of terrorist group Hamas and their murderous co-conspirators, engages in shameless slaughter of innocent children, along with men, women and the elderly. A truly terrifying outrage, yet also a sure sign that God has a glorious plan in mind which the enemy is determined to prevent.

A mighty spiritual awakening is on the horizon. The dry bones have come back to life, and the Spirit of the Lord is blowing afresh among all those who are turning their hearts to him. Be comforted, and do not lose heart, Israel!

The Lord is with you; he is suffering with you and has suffered for you! He weeps for your children. As Jeremiah prophesied: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more.” (Jer 31:15)

This word was fulfilled at Bethlehem and has been repeated in recent days. But Ezekiel’s dry bones prophecy (chapter 37 of that book) speaks of resurrection – not only of your great nation, but of a people returning to close fellowship with their one and only Saviour and Lord.